Sleep is essential to your overall health

Each stage of sleep performs different functions, ranging from memory processing to recovery from exercise and stress

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The quality of your sleep at night can make an impact during your day.

“Excessive daytime sleepiness became this voice I couldn’t ignore that said, ‘I need to go to sleep, I am too tired to be here right now.’

I wasn’t skipping out on activities I enjoyed because I wasn’t interested in them anymore—but because my body was telling me I had no choice but to sleep.”

– Katie L., living with narcolepsy
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With narcolepsy, you may be facing disruptions around the clock

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Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), or the persistent feeling of drowsiness during the day, is typically the first symptom of narcolepsy people notice.

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Most people with narcolepsy also experience disrupted nighttime sleep.

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Some people also experience cataplexy—sudden periods of muscle weakness that can be triggered by strong emotions.

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Other symptoms you may have include sleep paralysis and sleep-related hallucinations.

These disruptions create a burden for people with narcolepsy both during the day and at night when trying to sleep.

Your treatment shouldn’t add another nighttime disruption

Current treatment options may cause or even require interruptions in sleep

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Other oxybate options require waking up in the middle of the night to take a second dose.

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Some daytime treatments approved to treat narcolepsy may cause insomnia.